I’m still trying to wrap my head around this.
So, Paramount Pictures is desperate for a hit and they’re willing to do anything to get one. What’s one way they’re trying? Hiring Quentin Tarantino to do a Star Trek movie with JJ Abrams. And now they seem to be going full speed on this one.
Deadline reports that Mark L. Smith, co-wirter of The Revenant, is the current frontrunner to write the script for the film while Paramount and Abrams have confirmed that the film will indeed be R rated. As the article states:
After Deadline this week revealed that Quentin Tarantino pitched aStar Trek film to JJ Abrams and Paramount, the whole thing is moving at warp speed. Tarantino met for hours in a writers room with Mark L. Smith, Lindsey Beer, and Drew Pearce. They kicked around ideas and one of them will get the job. I’m hearing the frontrunner is Smith, who wrote The Revenant. The film will most certainly go where no Star Trek has gone before: Tarantino has required it to be R rated, and Paramount and Abrams agreed to that condition.
This might just be one of the most batshit things I will ever read as far as movie news goes and if it actually gets made, the sky will rain frogs.